Next Sunday, Sept. 17, there are several events taking place here in the village of Covington. First, Guadalajara’s Mexican Restaurant will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Bucc Boosters. For all sales on that Sunday, Guadalajara’s is donating 10 percent of their total sales to the Covington Bucc Boosters. The Boosters raise funds to support Covington Buccaneer athletes and programs. Guadalajara’s is open from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. that Sunday, so swing over for lunch, dinner, NFL football games, or all of those things, and support a local business that is supporting our local young athletes. Spread the word, and no flyer is required.
Also next Sunday, Sept. 17, the Covington Church of the Brethren is hosting a special event. Dr. Marcus Miller will be their special guest. Dr. Miller, who published ‘Roots By The River’, a history of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church in Miami County, will relate the progression of the church from its beginnings in Germany to present day. The church today, while continuing to thrive, has seen many changes in its 300-year existence in America, some of which has resulted in the establishment of more progressive churches. One is the Church of the Brethren, which views its German Baptist heritage with honor, love, and friendship.
All community members are welcome to this event, and please come at any time. Worship service begins at 9:30 a.m., and a carry-in luncheon begins at 12 p.m. Dr. Miller will speak at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Also at the Covington Church of the Brethren, the following Sunday, Sept. 24, their worship service will feature a dramatic presentation written by congregation member Dean Nevin. Titled “A Gospel Experience: The Disciples of Jesus,” the dramatization will be performed by members of the congregation.
Nevin’s drama is based entirely on scriptural passages, woven together with the intent to portray the disciples as the ordinary people they were in their time. The public is invited to come and join in for a spiritually enriching worship experience that promises to be fun and entertaining as well. The service begins at 9:30 a.m., and the church is at the corner of Wall and Wright Streets.
Coming up in October, Covington Fire & Rescue is putting on a Winner’s Pork Chop Dinner as a fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. until 2p.m. The dinner will take place at the fire house at 801 E. Broadway. Tickets are only $8 and include a Winner’s Meats pork chop, baked beans, potatoes au gratin, roll, cookie, and a drink. You may dine-in or carry out. However, tickets are presale only, and must be purchased by September 26, only two weeks away. Dinner tickets are available from any Covington Fire & Rescue member, or contact 418-5144 or 216-9673. All proceeds benefit Covington Fire & Rescue.
And believe it or not, it’s almost Homecoming week at Covington High School! The festivities begin on Wednesday, Sept. 20, with the Community Pep Rally at Smith Field at 7 p.m. The Homecoming Court will be introduced and the king will be crowned. All fall sports teams and their coaches will be introduced as well, and admission is free.
Then Friday, Sept. 22, will see the Homecoming Parade begin at 6 p.m. The parade route has changed slightly this year, making a loop from the High School west on Chestnut Street, south on Ludlow, and back east on Maple Street to Smith Field. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned during the pre-game football ceremonies at 7 p.m.
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